Elegy for Eddie
Early April 1933. To the costermongers of Covent Garden—sellers of fruits and vegetables on the London streets—Eddie Pettit was a gentle soul with a near-magical gift for working with horses. So who would want to kill him . . . and why? Maisie Dobbs's father, Frankie, had been a costermonger,... show more
Early April 1933. To the costermongers of Covent Garden—sellers of fruits and vegetables on the London streets—Eddie Pettit was a gentle soul with a near-magical gift for working with horses. So who would want to kill him . . . and why? Maisie Dobbs's father, Frankie, had been a costermonger, and she remembers Eddie fondly. But it soon becomes clear that powerful political and financial forces are determined to prevent her from learning the truth behind Eddie's death. Maisie's search for answers on the working-class streets of Lambeth leads her to unexpected places and people: to a callous press baron; to a has been politician named Winston Churchill; and, most surprisingly, to Douglas Partridge, the husband of her dearest friend, Priscilla. As Maisie uncovers lies and manipulation on a national scale, she must decide whether to risk everything to see justice done.
Publish date: October 30th 2012
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 334
Edition language: English
Series: Maisie Dobbs (#9)
Maisie Dobbs investigates the death of an old acquaintance of hers, Eddie, leading to find out about two other deaths. Her enquiries involve her with a variety of characters from the whole social spectrum as she unravels the mystery. It flows nicely and is written intelligently, making it rise above...
Another winner in the Maisie Dobbs series. This installment spends more time having Maisie examine her motives and path in life, and the mystery starts the series heading toward the threat of World War II in Europe. I always enjoy these stories and am looking forward to the next one.
Maisie Dobbs is now in my mystery series of choice. can't wait to get my hands on the other books!
Wanted to like it as I enjoy this series but...win some lose some
Sadly, not my favorite Maisie.